Here is a statement issued today by New York Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson:
"It may take longer than we all had hoped, but New York Jets fans should know that a deal will get done and I remain confident that there will be NFL football in 2011. Although I was very disappointed that the union chose legal maneuvering over negotiating, I am convinced that our differences can be resolved at the bargaining table. We care deeply about our players and will continue to work towards an agreement that is fair and reasonable for everyone, the fans, the players and the teams. The goal for the Jets will not change — we are committed to bringing you a championship."